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French former justice minister Rachida Dati
02/03/2015 - France - Britain - Europe

French and British MEPs sign call for passenger list on European flights to stem terrorism

Eighteen French and British Members of the European Parliament have jointly signed a call for the urgent adoption of an EU-wide version of the Passenger Name Record (PNR), used in the USA.

Frequent power cuts in Douala, Cameroon.
02/03/2015 - France - Africa

French group Schneider sets up 54 million euro fund to boost energy access in Africa

The French electrical firm Schneider announced on Monday a 54.5 million euro fund to finance access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

Fessenheim nuclear power plant
02/03/2015 - France

French nuclear plant shut down due to pipe fault

Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said on Sunday.


French press review 2 March 2015

We don't often start these Press Reviews with a look at the sports pages, but this seems like a good morning to break that habit.